Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has launched the Central Motor Registry Command Centre at the force headquarters in Abuja, to enable members of the public to report cases of stolen vehicles in the country for possible recovery.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Wednesday, said the digitalised centre was domiciled at the Department of Information and Communication Technology.
He explained that the move was in line with the IGP’s mission to ensure a digital environment for policing the country.
Adejobi said, “The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has successfully commissioned the digitalised Central Motor Registry Command Centre at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, which is domiciled at the Department of Information and Communication Technology.
“This is in line with the IGP’s quest to ensure a digital environment for policing the country for robust and more proactive measures in crime prevention, investigation, and prosecution.
“The CMRCC will make it possible for members of the public to report vehicles stolen from as far back as January 1, 2018, and yet-to-be-recovered to input the vehicle details on the online platform to serve as a reliable data point for the possible recovery of the vehicle.
“The platform will also process motor vehicle information to support police operations and efforts toward enhancing national security.
The digitalisation of the CMR is complete with two Command Centres in Abuja and Lagos, 37 CMR Information Centres across the country and in the Federal Capital Territory, 200 e-Enforcement Operational Patrol Vehicles with automatic number plate recognition on each vehicle as part of the first batch.”
Adejobi said the IGP admonished Nigerians and other residents in the country to take advantage of the platform, https ://reportcmr.npf.gov.ng, to upload their vehicle information on the website with effect from December 7, 2022, as a security step for preventing it from being stolen and re-registered.